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Senate Confirms Chuck Sams As Park Service Director

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Last Thursday, the Senate confirmed Charles Sams III as the head of the National Park Service, making him the first director confirmed by the Senate since the Obama administration, according to a report.

Sams was part of the Northwest Power and Conservation Council. He is a member of the Cayuse and Walla Walla of the Confederated Tribes of the Umatilla Indian Reservation.

He is the first Native American to lead the National Park Service.

He was confirmed through a voice vote, which indicates that the nominee is not controversial.

“Chuck Sams is the right nominee to lead the National Park Service as it addresses these challenges. I know Chuck. He is hardworking. He is committed,” Sen. Ron Wyden (D-Ore.), who had asked the Senate to pass Sams’ nomination by unanimous consent, said Thursday night.

“Chuck is a role model in the stewardship of American land and waters, wildlife and history. And now, thanks to the Senate’s unanimous decision to confirm his nomination, Congress and park-goers will have someone steady and experienced to rely on in the years ahead,” he added.

As NPS director, Sams will report to Interior Secretary Deb Haaland, the first Native Senate-confirmed cabinet secretary.

Sams will be taking over as national parks witness a surge of visitors during the pandemic.

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